Friday, January 04, 2008

Wednesday Stamper: Gothic Arch



This is my frist time participating in Wednesday Stamper. The theme for this week is Gothic Arch. (they have a template you can download for the arch) It's also my first Gothic Arch. It is a fun shape, and this card (I cut mine on a fold so it's a card, not just a flat thingie) fits in a normal envelope. I love different things that still fit in my standard envelopes!

All my stamping is on a sheet of patern paper. It came in one of those huge slab things. (which I promise not to buy any of this year, as I never use more than a few sheets out of them) I colored with colored pencils. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig a lot on this card. See the border, it's just a teensy little stamp, over and over, and over, and over. Then of course I used it to get my fish to kiss. (I really like those fish to kiss) I figured they could kiss under the cherries as Christmastime is over now. Then, this is my favorite part, the "love"; I don't have a "love" stamp. I mean not in this cute font at least. But I have a huge background stamp that says: "I love tea..." and so on, all sorts of stuff. So I inked just the "love" with a marker and then used my stamp-a-ma-jij for placement and got it to stamp just that word! Now this stamp is huge, it is a whole background stamp, so I think it was pretty clever to get just one word from it. :) All these images are by justjohanna.

23 comments:

LostLuggage said...

That border is awesome!!! Great arch!

~*~ Patty said...

Your arch is really lovely! I enjoyed reading about your process and like your idea of having it fold open alot! Be careful, these arches can be addicting and SO much fun.

Jen said...

How fabulous! Love the arch and the border stamps!!

audrey h. said...

This is so sweet and that border is great :o)

Heather Grow said...

Super cute. This is the happiest arch I've ever seen.

bastelkueken said...

Your arch is so sweet - lovely fishes

Andrea, said...

Beautiful arch, love the fish

Willy said...

Lovely arch!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh this is lovely. Sweet arch.

Carrie Sue said...

That is the cutest card ever! Very sweet!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful.

Silvia said...

How lovely

Paula said...

Very sweet design.

Barbara said...

So fresh and cute.

Cathrine StClair said...

This is so cute! I love the flowers around the edges

Kathi Rerek said...

Yeah. That border is amazing. I can't believe that you stamped that many times. Did you count?

Great arch.

I love having the fish kiss too.

Brilliant to use the huge backgrounder for just the word "love".

Erin K said...

Kathi, 36 times. ;)

belindaschneider said...

this is so cute, fab border!

tina's space said...

welcome aboard!!! thanks for playing....

Barbara Hagerty said...

Oh, I'm in love with this cute, cute arch! Those fish kissing under the cherries are just too, too precious! Make more!!

Emilia said...

congrats!! :-) so proud of you!

Kim H. said...

WOW this is so cool! Love the border! Congrats!

Debbie said...

Great arch, Erin. I think I will give the arch a try sometime. You are so clever to use a word from the big background stamp. I never thought of that. Thanks for the inspiration.